The Housing Locator assists homeless veterans, homeless individuals and families in identifying and transitioning into a full range of permanent housing opportunities, including subsidized housing such as Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, and VASH. The Housing Locator will work with the navigators to support the housing needs of participants in the PATH programs.
Coordinate individualized housing needs assessment for all referred clients and work with clients todevelop individualized housing plans and address barriers. Monitor and evaluate each clients progression through their housing search plan, and developcorrective action revisions to the plan as needed Create and maintain lists of available housing options for clients Assist clients with housing applications, complete supportive and subsidized housing paperwork,surveys rental market for affordable housing, and advocate for clients with prospective landlords
Gain knowledge of the rules and regulations of the federal housing programs used by PATH. Maintain client related data tracking systems, including case notes and complete HMIS entries Prepare case-related reports including outcomes, successes and challenges Maintain complete and accurate documentation of service objectives and outcomes as well asother services in accordance with Federal, State, County and PATH guidelines
Outreach and Relationship Management
Outreach to realtors, landlords, housing developers and other housing providers to identify newand existing housing opportunities and build a strong inventory of available housing options forclients Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community meetings Actively participate in staff meetings and trainings. Other duties as assigned.
All eligible candidates must have:
Bachelors Degree in a related field. Two four years comparable experience in housing. Previous experience with social services and/or homeless programs. Demonstrate ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously in a high-pressure, fast paced and time sensitive environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software particularly Excel. Highly motivated self-starter, with proven ability to develop creative solutions. Project a professional demeanor. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work both individually and as part of a team. Must maintain and execute confidential information. Advanced degree in social work, counseling or human services is a plus. Ability to interact with diverse clientele. Maintain regular attendance.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.